Vessel Engineer Lead @ Serco North America - Port Hueneme, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Vessel Engineer Lead

Serco North America - Port Hueneme, CA

Position Description:

If you love high profile and challenging projects supporting the US Navy - Serco has a great opportunity for you! We're looking for a highly motivated Principal Vessel Operator (Ships Captain) to join our Maritime Engineering, Technology and Sustainment (METS) team supporting Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Port Hueneme. This position supports a broad portfolio of Autonomous Maritime System (AMS) programs in Ventura County Naval Base Port Hueneme geographic region on-board a fast-growing local team.

This position is contingent upon your ability to obtain and maintain your active Secret level DoD clearance. This position is also contingent upon award of contract.

The Vessel Operator will provide support in managing Unmanned Experimental Vessels (UXV) and systems. Troubleshoots problems within project/program, providing analysis and solution recommendations. Expertise and work efforts are focused on the analysis of customer's business goals, objectives, needs and the general business environment to solve technical problems. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Reports to a Program Manager or head of a unit/department under limited supervision. This position will support on-site Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Port Hueneme along with some remote support.

In this role, you will:

The Vessel Operator will be responsible for safely piloting Navy R&D UXV test platforms, performing scheduled and corrective maintenance, integration, testing, field installation, and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment and systems.

  • Operate UXV from on-board and remote platforms.
  • Conduct routine and corrective maintenance of complex automated control systems, primary and auxiliary engines and systems, diesel generators, electrical distribution systems, and ship firefighting equipment.
  • Lead support with vessel modifications, payload integration, fabrication engineering changes, electrical, mechanical and network integration and testing.
  • Conduct at-sea testing of UXVs and associated payload, including test plan development, test execution, and post-test analysis.
  • Provide sound and seasoned technical judgement that follows company policies and procedures in meeting customer obligations.
  • Maintain teams and systems in the highest state of readiness to meet US Government requirements.
  • Work within a team to resolve technical issues.
  • Formulate methods and processes which will increase safety, efficiency, and readiness.
  • Travel and at-sea watch standing will be expected.

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related disciple with a minimum of 5 years of vessel operational experience.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Level Security Clearance to be considered.
  • A current valid U.S. passport is required.
  • USCG license of at least 200 Tons is required to be considered.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision under a variety of conditions.
  • Minimum 25% travel CONUS/OCONUS is required.

Preferred Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of all types of autonomous maritime systems (USVs/ROVs/AUVs) is preferred.
**Serco Inc. is using this posting for the purpose of responding to a proposal. We are seeking qualified candidates in the event of a contract award. This position is not currently funded/active. Should Serco be awarded the contract, and you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be considered in the selection process.**

In compliance with state and local laws regarding pay transparency, the salary range for this role is $87,140 - $145,234; however, Serco considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.
Company Overview:
Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]

COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

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